First Sunday of Advent (Year B)

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Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one hymn

Lighting of Advent candles (using verses as appropriate)

Advent candles tell their story (StF 165)
Candles we light upon the Advent Ring (website only)
'Christmas is coming!' The Church is glad to sing (StF 166)
Light a candle for Jesus the King (website only) (sung to “The Little Drummer Boy”)
Light a candle in a darkened place (StF 174)
Like a candle flame, flickering small in our darkness (StF 176)

Isaiah 64:1-9

Day of judgement! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
God of forgiveness, your people you freed (StF 425)
My Jesus, my Saviour (StF 363)

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Darkness like a shroud covers the earth (StF 170)
Love divine, all loves excelling (StF 503)

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Author of life divine, who has a table spread (StF 572)

Mark 13:24-37

A charge to keep I have (StF 658)
As servants working an estate whose owner is away (StF 491)
At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow (StF 317)
Light a candle in a darkened place (StF 174)
Lo, he comes with clouds descending (StF 177)
Stay with me, remain here with me (StF 780)
We do not look for angel choirs (website only)
We pray until the hour (StF 741)